Professional Development Opportunities


“Education that Expands Beyond the Classroom” is the theme of our Annual Summer Teacher’s Recertification Conference. This conference is approved by the South Carolina State Department of Education allowing teachers to acquire 20 recertification credits. Patriots Point’s Institute of History, Science and Technology has trained almost one hundred teachers each summer from all over the state since beginning this program. The two-day conference gives teachers a chance to meet other colleagues, explore other subjects, give input as to academic needs, and sleep and walk where heroes have been. Over 14 workshops are provided for them to attend and be stimulated and exposed to new ideas. Workshops cover areas such history, science, math and literacy, just to name a few. Our goal is to inform and inspire each of them as they depart to begin another academic year. Email [email protected] for more information about the teacher conference.



The Patriots Point Distance Learning initiative is a state-funded literacy program. It is designed to create an integrated 5th-grade learning experience using our two-book reading series, "Harry I Was" and "Oscar's Adventure". Readers are aligned with South Carolina state standards and are supported with augmented reality. Below are links to digital downloads of both readers.

Videos and Printables

Container Ship Challenge

Science Kits

The Oscar Challenge: Observe like Oscar Science Kit is an extension of the science reader, Oscar’s Adventure. The kits reinforces key math, ELA and science content through scientific observation. Created in collaboration with the College of Charleston’s Dr. Erik Sotka, students will learn to use a common scientific tool and explore relationships between sets of numbers using pollinators and producers. Kits are free of charge to eligible SC 5th grade classes. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

White Glove Pledge

COVID-19 Notice

Due to health safety measures related to COVID-19, structured, in-person education programs have been suspended. Please consider booking a guided or self-guided tour for your group.

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COVID-19 Notice

Due to health safety measures related to COVID-19, our overnight camping program has been suspended. Please consider joining our exclusive list to be among the first to learn when the program relaunches.

Interested in booking a day group visit to see our museum? Discounted rates for 10+ people.

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